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good morning. we deserve better. mitt romney makes an impassioned case for the presidency at the national convention, blasting president obama's promise of change. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> but it was clint eastwood's appearance getting much of the attention. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >> did mitt romney know he was talking to an empty chair. a stern warning to the former navy s.e.a.l. who
offered the controversy about the osama bin laden raid. this morning why his words could put u.s. forces at risk. pain at the pump. gas prices soar to record levels for the labor day weekend. bad news if you're among the millions of drivers hitting the road today, friday, august 31st, millions of drivers hitting the road today, friday, august 31st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm lester holt in for matt this morning. it was the biggest moment of mitt romney's political life as he accepted the presidential nomination and told america it's time to turn the page on the obama administration. >> that's not the only thing they are talking about. it's surprised somewhat by the
surprise of clint eastwood. he brought humor. some loved it. others thought he was bizarre. we'll find out what ann romney thought of it when she joins us. >> isaac slowly moving north as people in louisiana and mississippi deal with widespread flooding in its wake. this morning we're learning about more deaths. a report straight ahead. the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of princess diana. coming up, we're going to go to buckingham palace to show you-of- show you how her legacy is living on. >> then a live concert from jason mraz. >> mitt romney and paul ryan hitting the campaign trail after wrapping up the convention. peter alexander in lakeland, florida this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the romney campaign said it's feeling very good after mitt romney's acceptance speech last
night. hires first national audience. a senior adviser put it, he knocked it out of the park a celebration a short time, fairwell rally rolling out their new planes. that's the one mitt romney will get on. it reads, "believe in america." last night mitt romney encouraged people to consider whether their lives were better now than four years ago and urge them for not feeling guilty for giving up on president obama. mitt romney claiming his place atop the republican party. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: speaking to struggling americans he accused the president of setting lofty goals but not making progress to improve the economy. >> president obama made the promise to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and
every day dad gave mom a rose he put on her bedside table. that's how she found out what happened the day he died. >> he closed by offering a renewed sense of american optimism. >> let us din good looking on the rom and ryan families at times seemed uncomfortable. by night's end they all celebrated on stage together, triumphantly closing the convention. ahead of the democratic national
convention the romney/ryan campaign is not willing to see the spotlight. ohio, virginia, back here in florida. savannah. >> peter alexander. thank you. mitt romney's wife ann is with us. mrs. romney, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> last night was the make or break moment for your husband. how did he feel? did he come back and high-five you or a huge relief. >> no. it was a great moment. it was just wonderful. for me, the best thing is having my sons around me. my beautiful daughters-in-law. we almost lost children in the balloon drop, however. they have never -- i don't think they have ever had more fun. >> at a couple of points, i'm sure you noticed his voice broke. he seemed to get emotional. here is somebody who has seemed to be defiant about not wanting
to openly emote for the benefit of the campaign. there he was pretty choked up did that surprise you? >> no. this is how i see him. this is the emotional part of him i know so well. this is the side of him in the deepest part of his soul. i also think that my son craig spoke earlier in the evening. he choked up at well. later craig came home and said i honestly felt like mitt's father, grandfather, was standing mexico to hnext to him. i'm sure mitt was having some of the same feelings as well. this is an emotional journey for our family. we always feel like we stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before. i'm sure for mitt he was thinking about his dad and his mom, and i'm sure the emotion overtook him there. >> before i go further, i have to ask you about clint he's wood's performance last night. a nice way of saying it, it was
unorthodox for a political convention. be honest, did that go exactly as all had planned? >> i don't think anyone can go the way clint eastwood wants it to go. we were just thrilled, frankly, i was thrilled for his support. >> one thing that was abundantly clear from your speech and your husband's speech, this is a campaign that desperately wants to woo women's voters. there was a point in your speech where you came out and declared, i love you women. can you name a specific policy that your husband is advocating that you consider to be a pro women's policy. not just the general policy you think they benefit women as well as men but something specific. >> you know, the thing that is the most specific thing. this is what women care about is making sure their future is secure for their children. this is going to be an economic election. what i hear from women is that they are concerned not just about their jobs, their
husband's jobs, their children's jobs, everything else, they are concerned about the future as well. i think that they know a lot of women that have figured out they are going to be voting for mitt that may not have thought about voelt for mitt before. they are going to vote for him because this is about the future of their children. they are very frustrated with the kind of debts we're going to be passing onto the next generation. we're not going to be paying the bills. this generation isn't going to be paying the bills, the next generation is. that's where we are having women come over to our side is because they have said, we've had it. we're going to go with somebody that knows how jobs are created, understands the economy and it's going to make life better for our children. >> well, ann romney, it's good to have you here. thank you for your time. i know it's a busy week for you. appreciate it. >> thank you, savannah. >> a programming note on "meet the press," david gregory will have a complete wrap-up of the republican convention and look at the democratic national
convention in charlotte and i will be there live beginning tuesday morning right here on "today." here is lester. >> savannah, thanks. the remnants of what was once hurricane isaac are dumping heavy rain on arkansas, missouri and illinois this morning, this as the gulf coast deals with the aftermath of the slow-moving storm. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in slidell, louisiana. gabe, good morning. >> good morning, lester. overnight we learned sheriff's deputies in nearby plaquemines parish found two people dead in a home that was under water. officials fear they could find more. >> it won't stop, keeps raining. >> reporter: whether seen by land, boat or in the air, the scene is grim. large parts of the gulf coast under water. hurricane isaac slogged through louisiana, 21 inches of rain
spots. >> the most ever. >> reporter: outside slidell, a pumping station overflowed spilling up to 6 feet of water into homes. police officers rescued around 150 people who had been trapped as well as a few shivering pets. >> how is he doing? >> he's scared to death. it will be all right. >> reporter: elsewhere in louisiana, even the cows had trouble finding higher ground so they literally came home seeking refuge. in la platte a flood of emotions. >> it's sad and hard to see that but it covered the entire sections of st. johns parish. all you can see is water. >> reporter: they breached this levee on purpose to release pleasure on flood walls while in mississippi officials are planning a controlled breach of the dam today. safety engineers say they have no imminent fear it will break.
louisiana officials weren't tank any chances urging tens of thousands of people downstream to evacuate. across the gulf coast there have been heroic efforts to rescue those left behind. the national guard helped this world war ii veteran and his wife to safety. a helping hand after isaac. inch slidell the floodwaters are receding quickly. lester about 40% of louisiana is still without power. >> gabe gutierrez this morning, thank you. it's now 7:0012. once again, here is savannah. >> lester, thank you. it's why gas prices have soared into the labor day weekend. tom costello in bethesda, maryland, with bad news for drivers. good morning to you. >> reporter: nationally we're paying $3.83 a gallon. that is up $0.10 in a week.
here in the d.c. area we're averaging about $4 a gallon but across the country drivers are paying more for gasoline than they ever have going into a labor day weekend. this is not the news any of us wanted to hear going into the labor day weekend. gas prices have been on the climb this week. in some cities, 10 to 15% increases in a day. that's the biggest jump in 18 months. on this color coded map green shows the lowest prices in the country, red the highest. illinois and california are bright red, both $4.15 a gallon. in los angeles thursday $4.16. >> i remember being a small child and standing in line for $0.50 a gallon gas and going oh, my god, this is expensive. >> reporter: in chicago $4.41, highest in the country but we found $4.49. >> the first time i filled my small car and spent over $50.
>> sometimes you have to give up what you enjoy most and put it in your tank, i guess. >> reporter: hurricanic gets blame for driving up prices. oil rigs, refineries, even a critical pipeline shut down. cnbc's scott cohn is there. >> reporter: good news no problems with the refineries off the gulf coast. the issue is getting them up and running. the longer that takes, the higher prices can go. >> reporter: also a ruptured pipeline in wisconsin, a refinery fire in california, an expensive summer. >> we've never seen the national average this high for labor day weekend. the gouge is on. >> reporter: trim a calculates if you're driving from denver to chicago in a 2008 toyota van you'll pay $238 in fuel. same vehicle from san diego to seattle, $3.17 in fuel. driving from atlanta to tucson,
$400 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, average may drop to mid $3 range and certainly some areas could drop even lower than that. >> reporter: that's good news. listen, we often see a spike in pump prices this time of the year because we're seeing refineries reduce their inventories from the summer blend and get ready for the winter blend. you throw in a hurricane and you can really cause a jump in prices and that's exactly what we've seen. savannah. >> we have, indeed. tom costello in bethesda, maryland, thank you. >> a check of top stories. tamron hall at the news desk. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. legal action from the pentagon for the firsthand account of the raid that killed osama bin laden. correspondent jim mikallaszewsk has more. >> reporter: copies of this book are readily available.
nbc purchased this one. the pentagon is threatening to file criminal charges against the author and publisher if the book is released as planned next week. the former navy s.e.a.l. wrote it under mark owen, a makeup artist changed his appearance for an on camera interview with "60 minutes." but that's where the secrets end. the book offers a dramatic firsthand account of the raid that killed osama bin laden with details never revealed which the pentagon considers classified. in a somewhat threatening letter, the pentagon reminds owen he signed two separate nondisclosure agreements to never divulge classified information and warns the pentagon is considering legal action against him. a senior defense analyst said the book reveals tactics and techniques used by the s.e.a.l.s in the raid on osama bin laden which could put future operations at risk.
there could also be a political element to this as well because the author takes a couple of unflattering shots at president obama and vice president biden. so far, no public response from either the publisher or author. >> thank you very much. a shooting just before dawn this morning at a supermarket in central new jersey. police confirmed there are fatalities and the gunman is dead. that is, of course, under investigation.
a possible cheating scandal at harvard university has school officials seeing crimson as some 125 undergraduate students are being investigated for sharing answers or plagiarizesing their final take home exam last spring. roughly half of that 250 student class being investigated or questioned after teaching assistant noticed identical wording in some answers and other problems with the test. tennis star andy roddick calling it quits at the u.s. open on thursday. his 30th birthday roddick announces he's retiring at this turm. the formerly number one ranked player in the world said he feels like it's time. considering his wife model and actress brooklyn decker, there, you see her there, you might understand an early retirement. he plays what could be his final match tonight. it is 7:18. savannah, lester, and al, the second google topic about andy
roddick, the storied tennis career is about his wife. >> did you see the picture? >> this is shocking because? >> i don't know. he's had a great career. by the way, he says he wanted to respect the game and leave in a dignified way. >> we'll watch with interest. thank you, tamron. you guys back from new orleans. >> you heard us sloshing. >> i was going to say, there's a puddle over there. yo a puddle over there. you got rained on for five days. >> let's see what we've got. isaac is still causing a lot of misery. rainfall amounts from 10 to 14 inches of rain and now it's still spinning from alexandria, virginia. we're talking about some areas picking up five inches of rain and the atlantic region is very ask. we've got hurricane kirk, tropical storm leslie. the good news is they will not be affecting land right now.
leslie may threaten bermuda, but we'll have to keep an eye on that. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> rather humid this morning. patchy fog in the rural areas where temperatures are down to the 60s. low 70s to mid-70s and 50s shenandoah valley and into the mountains. humidity will drop and mid-90s by mid-afternoon and increasing clouds, some of the remnants of tropical storm isaac coming our wa that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. just ahead, university of virginia lacrosse player convicted in the death of his girlfriend. addressing her family at the sentencing. what he said and how they are reacting. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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august 31st, 2012. perfect weather for the concert on the plaza. jason mraz inside studio 1a, i'm savannah guthrie next to lester holt in for matt. >> jason makes his music with a guitar, we'll talk to a man who uses his muscles. he likes to use his muscles for a one-man ad campaign burning up the internet. >> is that real?
>> all right. i'm a believer. >> that was real. >> we'll talk to him coming up. >> lester is going to show us what he's got, the gun show out. new details on what led country singer leann rimes to check herself into a treatment facility. >> fifteen years to the day after princess diana's tragic death, we'll show you what her sons are doing to carry on her legacy. we want to begin this half hour with a 23 year prison sentence for a lacrosse player convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death. pete williams in charlottesville, virginia. pete, good morning. >> lester, good morning to you. the lawyers for george hugueley pushed for a much lighter sentence than the jury recommended when it convicted him six months ago. but the judge did what most courts in virginia do and stuck close to the jury's wishes. george hugueley was brought to
court to hear his lawyer's plea for the judge to cut in half the 26-year sentence recommended by the jury for killing yeardley love in his on-again, off-again relationship in a stormy relationship. the judge did trim it back but by just three years, a sad end, the chief prosecutor said, for both families. >> all i see is loss. it will be that way forever. >> reporter: yeardley love's body was found two years ago, just two weeks before they graduated from the university of virginia. after drinking and what he considered fidelity he kicked through her door, wrestled with her shaking hervillently. prosecutors say it was intentional, his lawyer said it was an accident. the jury took middle ground finding him guilty of ii murder. three students testified they
saw him act violently including one lacrosse teammate saying he attacked him in his sleep, upset because he had been intimate with miss love. he thanked members of his family for his support and telling yeardley love's family, quote, sorry for your loss, adding i hope you find peace. later the family said in a statement yeardley love's death was an accident with a tragic outcome. his lawyers say they plan to appeal. >> we think george was convicted of a crime inconsistent with the facts and he received a penalty inconsistent with what the evidence would require. >> with credit for the time george hugueley has already served in jail and if he gets time off for good behavior, he could be out in 18 years. the family for yeardley love has put out this statement saying we find no joy in others sorrow. we are relieved to put this chapter behind us.
>> thanks. lisa bloom is an attorney. good morning. glad to have you on. >> good morning. >> the jury recommended 26 years, the judge changed to 23, a small difference. why would he do that? >> surprising considering this was a woman beaten to death in a dorm room. most people would expect in america he would get life in prison or the death penalty, especially in a law and order state in virginia. in virginia the jury decides the sentence, 26 years. the judge can depart from that but can only reduce it, can't go up. in addition there are elaborate sentencing guidelines the judge has to follow. it's a work sheet, like doing your taxing. you go down and add up the points and the judge ended up with 23 years. >> in presentencing the judge said many testimony of family, friends, members of the clergy who know hugueley said he was a good person. did that influence the judge at all? >> probably not. judges are used to that. most people who are sentenced for a serious crime can find family members, friends, clergy
to come in and say, he's otherwise been a good person. please show him mercy. i think it was sentencing guidelines. there was lack of a weapon, lack of criminal history and the young age of the defendant. >> the family can say it's an accident. >> the jury saying second degree murder not first degree murder found middle ground. they said there was no premeditation. that would have been first degree murder. that would have been life in prison. >> pete mentioned he could serve 18 years. there's no parole in virginia. this is really kind of a credit if you behave well. >> for good behavior a 15% reduction. prison officials like that. they want to motivate people to behave well. he could get out as a young man and still have a life. >> filed a lawsuit one against the university and one against him. does this impahe case or in a vacuum.
>> she will win automatically, all she has to do is prove damages. the gut wrenching the decision the jury will have to make in that case is what was the value of yeardley love's life. the case against the school will go forward. they will have to show the school is liable, they knew george was a danger, they failed to protect students. that's a hot inquiry, hot area of the law. >> you said you were surprised given a law and order state. was there something different been this case they would do differently in terms of the sentencing. >> we look at what happened, a brutal murder, how can that be 20, 23 years. the law looks at the intent, what was in the mind of the killer. there's a lot of different levels of murder. >> second degree, not premeditat premeditated. >> not premeditated but with reckless regard for human life. that's a serious crime in the country but not first degree murder, more serious than
manslaughter or negligent homicide. homicide is a complicated area of the law. the sentencing depends on the intent of the killer. >> thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> thanks so much. much. as we look ahead to as far as these temperatures. look how hot it is going to be. 93 in denver, colorado. omaha, nebraska, 9 5. chicago today 93 and same in detroit. we're going to see binghamton and same temperature in new york city. the good news is front comes in and knocks those temperatures down just in time for the labor day weekend. we do have the risk of severe weather in the mid-mississippi river valley as the remnants of isaac makes its way to the north. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> prepare for a hot day here, too. i'm tom kierein. right now around the region, we are starting off with a little humidity in the air this morning, some patchy, dense fog in the rural areas and temperatures in the 60s most locations. later today, though, rapidly warming up tinto the 80s by
mid-afternoon and then humidity moves in for the weekend. increasing clouds saturday high near 90 and could get tropical showers sunday, labor day and tuesday. if you want to keep track of that weather 24/7, weather on cable and weather.com only. thanks. savannah, quite a few miles yesterday, flying to los angeles to be on "the tonight show" before racing back here. i understand jay had some tall tales you guys talked about. >> you know what i love, all the tabloids, is she too tall for matt. >> we're not date. >> i know. here is the photo. you tell me. it seems like -- >> i'm going for this warrior princess thing. >> can get away with that stuff. >> what are you talking about?
>> does the press not have anything better to do than talk about that. >> you have to be this tall to ride this ride. we didn't have one of those. >> when you walk around with an axe and blue ox. >> we also did the al frozen face. we got a lot of laughs out of that one. >> i'm sure you did. >> another one for old times. >> why would you tempt him? >> can't get enough. >> the gift that keeps giving. >> matt's love of fritos. you guys weren't here yesterday but we had the baby, the laughing baby. >> i couldn't see it, just hear it. >> isn't it great, the babies, they laugh. it's so cute. they were like crying through the whole thing. >> were you nervous. >> i was a little bit nervous. i've never done anything like that. >> you looked amazing, i have to be the girly girl. >> you have the cart that goes through that has booze on it.
>> i was tempted. i thought, it's my first appearance, i'm going to stay sober. >> a departure from here. >> second day. no. >> do the baby cry one more time. >> seriously, live babies, what could possibly go wrong. >> it was fun. >> you were wonderful. >> probably my first and last visit to "the tonight show." >> we're all wide awake here. >> you guys have been working all week, too. >> we all came back on a flight together. it was fun watching tamron take down my entire bag of cheetos. >> you gave them to me. >> you ripped them out of -- >> i bet there was a few cocktails on that flight. >> no, we didn't have anything. we were just lucky to get out. >> thank goodness. >> all right. still ahead, how does he do this. we'll talk to him about this. muscle music. >> where do we start? >> first these messages. ♪
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her lasting legacy. michelle, good morning. >> hi, savannah. since enough time has passed now there is a resurgence of interest in diana's life. two movies are being made. she's been on the covers of magazine. of course her sons, who she so wanted to have happy live today are carrying her good work for others forward. rain or shine, you still find flowers for diana at her palace gate. it was hard for those who knew her to believe it's been 15 years since the world mourned her passing and came here. >> just so silent. that's what made it so poignant and sat. >> reporter: the memories of diana that lasted are the same quiet ones from then, reaching out to an aids patient, walking through a mine field to help their victims. today it's stunning how much prince william carries her easy manner. prince harry has start add
foundation for children in her honor. they her living legacy. >> she made them the boys they are today. they weren't to be overpampered, she should live free lives. >> now they are prepared to move into the palace where prince harry also has an apartment, where they pent their early life, until diana lived until her death. we are still learning about her. two movies in the works, one starring naomi watts, creating images of the divorced diana looking for true love. >> are there still things coming out we didn't know? >> you wouldn't think so, but there is as she confront camilla and charles over the affair. what do you think, i'm a fool? camilla replied, you've got the children. be happy with that. >> reporter: tragedy remains. youthful heroine not in moments of glamour but like this. children sing to her in a war
ravaged bosnian village. a camera zooms way in to capture the emotion on diana's face. three weeks later she died. she was only six years older than william is now. recently kate told a magazine she would have loved to have met diana. when she and william visit singapore they will visit an orchid named after diana that diana did not get to see. >> hard to believe 15 years. michelle, thank you. still ahead your guide to music and movies that will be hot this holiday weekend. first these messages. [ radio ] it's a scorcher out there...stay refreshed!
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>> michael, what? >> terry crews, good morning. look at you. >> good morning, good morning. >> 4:30 in the morning out there. >> they come to you with this idea. they say your muscles are going to trigger the instruments and you said what? >> i said my muscles, of course. that makes all the sense in the world. they talk to me all the time. hi, how are you doing? hey. >> are you going to tell me it's all you. >> it's all me, but with a little bit you, you know, trickery here and there. it was fun, you know, promoting the whole old spice danger zone scent. i'm proud to be a part of it. >> you have this new talent. is this something you might try at parties, a party trick. >> i do it all the time. my wife is really tired of me popping my pecs all the time.
>> you had the smell the power campaign, old spice odor blocker. is it becoming difficult to top each one? >> yeah. you know what, the whole thing is really about taking it to the next level. the good thing about it, with old spice, we knew we were changing the game, changing the internet. it's really risky. you get to play with my muscles, the keyboard, the whole thing. my kids, i'm looking at them, they are playing with it. i'm like, stop controlling your father. hey, stop that. it's funny. >> is it true you're a grandfather. >> i am a grandfather. i have a 2-year-old grandbaby. her name is milee. she's beautiful. my whole thing is grandpas can be sexy, too. you've got to keep it. you've got to keep it. >> are you in a constant state of plexing your muscles? >> i can't help it. they are always there. i don't know what to say. >> we don't have that problem. we're not flexing our flab. >> what's the workout routine.
>> on lifting days, i work out two hours a day. i run every day for at least four miles. i'm a big, big health nut. that's the thing. sly, arnold, from when i did "expendables 2," they kept me going, told me i don't have to stop ever. >> one more flex before you go, terry. >> i'm going to give you all of it, the whole deal. >> all right. stop. >> do you hear the music? i'm hearing things. >> look at that. let the record reflect i didn't ask you to take your shirt off but i'm glad you did, terry. thank you so much. still ahead, a live concert from jason mraz. [ male announcer ] on one corner, one pharmacist started it all:
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still have some patchy fog under a clear sky, the sun is up and we're in the 60s suburbs and rural areas and 70s near the bay and later into the low to mid-90s with sunshine and more humid over the weekend and increasing clouds tomorrow. could get tropical showers from isaac on sunday, labor day and, again, on tuesday. we have breaking. traffic news, here's danellea. >> right now on the roadways, traveling the outer loop of the beltway and only the right lane is squeezing by the crash and delays are growing, again. only that right lane is going to get you by the crash in this area. also, eastbound landover road, you cannot get on to the inner loop of
it is 8:00 on friday morning, the 31st of august, 2012. we're heading into the labor day weekend, the unofficial end to summer. we're about to get the party started with jason mraz, great signs on the plaza. there's a sign contest going on. >> that's right. >> all right. sg alongside al roker and lester holt. some things to talk about if you're going to a labor day party this weekend. >> what's new, what's up, what's in, everything from fashion and in. did i miss that. >> what's up, what's up, what's up.
biggest headlines in entertainment, including leann rimes decision to check into a facility for what her publicist described as anxiety and stress. >> what's in a name? for a lot more parents, they are turning to hollywood to find out the names of their children. they are looking at hollywood stars and royalty for the inspiration. >> interesting. natalie is off, so we have tamron hall at the news desk with this morning's top stories. good morning again. >> good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. with the republican national quince behind them. mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning together in virginia. romney accepted his party's nomination for president last night with a speech that touched on family, religion, and his own success in private business. he said president obama has failed to deliver on his promise to turn the u.s. economy around. president obama visits fort bliss, texas, after two years.
hurricane isaac death toll has risen to at least two people. days before people evacuated from flooded areas can return home. in mississippi today officials are planning a controlled breach of a dam to relieve water pressure. what's left of isaac has been dumping heavy rain on arkansas, missouri, illinois. samsung has won the latest round in the legal battle with apple. it claimed samsung infringed on its patent that allowed smartphone and tablets to share data with personal computers. last week a jury in california ruled against samsung in a larger patent case and awarded apple $1 billion in damages. firefighters are still trying to gain control of a large wind-driven wildfire raging in montana. officials say several homes have burned down and a number of firefighters and residents have suffered minor injuries. the los angeles coroner's office has ruled that sylvester
stallone's son died from natural causes. sage stallone died from hardening of the arteries. he was found dead in his home last month. for a look at what's trending. a roundup of what has you talking online. new video going viral after its debut last night. the breakup song titled "we are never, ever getting back together" has fans wondering which ex singing about this time. ♪ i remember when we broke up the first time see had a enough it's like we haven't seen each other in a month when you said you needed space what? ♪ ♪ we are never ever getting back together ♪ >> the song has already spent two weeks at the top of the chart. that's long time. that's a catchy one. this photo of classic hangover chaser supersized going
viral. the restaurant serving a massive bloody mary garnished with, bacon, hard boiled eggs, olive, steak, toast and tater tots. hair of the dog or something else indeed. this video of hunter davis impersonating ian mcclellan doing the classic '80s song "baby got back." >> i like big butts and i cannot lie you other brothers can't deny that when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round in your face. >> okay. sir ian. you can decide because i cannot lie. it's 8:04 back to savannah, lester. l.a. face with oakland -- you know the rest of the song. >> i don't. but i'll take one of those
bloody marys with the french fries and bacon. >> known as the last meal. >> we'll take two, actually. tamron, thank you. let's get to al with a check of the weather. >> thanks so much, savannah. we have again a huge crowd for jason mraz already. let's look at the forecast and see what you've got. fabulous day on tap today for all of our friends hanging out in our pick city of the day. let's show you the satellite and we've got, again, the remnants of isaac churning away and going to drop anywhere from three to five inches of rain in the mid mississippi river valley and that rain extended all the way into indiana where we have the risk of strong storms and heat continues here in the northeast and cool down later today with a passage of a cold front and look for many of sunshine in the pacific northwest and sizzling weather continues into the rockies. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's
happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. sunshine over patchy fog around the region on this friday morning, final day of august. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. 74 at reagan national and low 70s around the suburbs south and east of washington and around the bay and west and north, in the 60s this morning, but it will have a rapid warm up into the mid-90s mid-afternoon as we dry out and hume frud the weekend. increasing clouds saturday and could get tropical showers sunday, labor day and tuesday. >> good morn >> good morning. now we're going to say hello once again to my people. my people! my people! savannah! >> all right, al. thank you. we are all al's people. coming up next, everything that's hot in movies, celebrity news and more and a live concert on the plaza from singer jason
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>> this is news. leann rimes, rehab. >> a facility for stress and anxiety. this is sad news. she just turned 30 on tuesday, tweeting pictures of herself in a bikini celebrating. the next day checked herself into a facility. it's not about drug addiction, eating disorder, it's time to take care of herself. >> a lot of people think she looks thin. >> she does. i've been interviewing her for years, it's a drastic change. she's lost a ton of weight. she says her stress manifests physically. people are worried about her. she filed a lawsuit saying people recorded her conversations, giving them to the media. >> let's talk about a fake story. some fake twitter news that dillon and kelly of 90210 luke perry and garth. >> there was a twitter these two are back together. they star in an old navy
commercial. savannah, it's not true. she says they are good friends, really good friends. >> i'm devastated. >> tori spelling, another baby. >> fourth child. good news in 90210 land. >> good to hear that. custody battles going on. >> serious battles. >> usher. >> his ex wife lost custody of she's been going through a lot. her 11-year-old son died a few weeks ago. her son not from usher but another relationship. she's vowing to fight this. usher said, look, i want to be the father to my kids i never had. it's going to be ugly. >> heidi klum and seal broke up, they have four kids. now a big custody fight. are you surprised about that? >> i am. when she filed for divorce she asked for primary custody. he's asking for equal visitation time. i interview heidi, she's vacationing now. i don't think it will get too
ugly. >> speaking of not ugly. >> darn good. >> bikini, that's how you do it. >> pictures of yourself, the thing to do in hollywood. >> yes. >> thank you. here is lester. >> moving onto what's up with movies, music and television. jack ricco, show biz cafe decrease and a contributor to nbc latino.com. good to see you. >> thank you, lester. >> lawless, gang sister era film big cast. >> pro bigs era, three bootleggers who have to take on the law. guy pierce does a phenomenal performance here. this is based loosely on a book called "the wettest county in the world." a list cast is phenomenal, shia labeouf. harvey weinstein confident about the career.
he said oscar season starts tonight. a great popcorn, watch out for romance. >> "possession" i saw the trailer, made me think of exorcist. >> it's pg-13. the guy who produces it did evil dead and superman trilogy. it's about a young girl who buys a box at a yard sale that has a demon inside and wreaks havoc on her and her family. based on an "l. a. times" article about a man selling a box that had a demon inside. >> wonder what a demon box is. let's talk music. albums coming out. alanis morissette. i understand this has a happier tone to it. >> she's been known as an angry singer at the beginning of her career of not here. happy album, happy songs. it's her eighth album, first one in four years. it's mainly due because she's a newlywed person and she's a new
mother so there's a lot to sing about and her single "guardian" is doing well on the charts. >> another story for matchbox 20, apparently getting back together for at least a new album. >> one of my favorite bands, one of the best bands in the '90s. thomas left for a solo career. after ten years of not putting an album out, they are putting one out called "north." a nice buzz, nice sound with classic rock. everything the fans love. >> by the way, they are going to be on the plaza performing monday. quickly, barbra streisand gave fans an early tweet, previewing a song from her album. >> she has an album dropping, a tour in philadelphia october 8th. a lot of fans really excited about this, too, and the album coming out. >> jack, thank you. have a great weekend. >> thank you. >> here is tamron. >> let's wrap things up with fashion, beauty, and fog.
rebecca, good morning. >> good morning. >> we're starting out with denim on denim. the hot trend. that used to be old school but now new school. >> used to be passe, now a trend. came with the rise of the denim chambray, the shirt. polka dots, wear it with jeans, riding boots, you're good to go. >> no acid wash. >> the next trend is velvet. how do you get it in nail polish. >> i have it here. diy, sephora, gives you the look of velvet on trend for fall. in velvet fashion, shirts to pants, leggings from american apparel, an easy way to get in on the trend. >> how do you wear these, a nice shirt? >> sweater coat, boots, a great fall look. say hello to the velvet smoking slipper. you're going to be seeing these everywhere. >> i feel like hugh hefner. >> basic ballet flats, so easy to wear. you'll see them everywhere this
fall. >> high-heeled boots. i love these. >> this is the one boot you should invest in. this is from target, classic, $35. >> i love that color. >> if you want something more easy to walk in, this is a great option available at macy's. if you're a wedge, high heeled wedge, rue 66. >> high heeled sneaker. perfume. >> get in on a little bit of royalty. princess kate wore this to her actual wedding. now available here in the u.s. white gardenia pedals, $135. a little pricey but you can really feel like a celebrity. >> eyeliner, what's trendy there. >> cat eyes, brigitte bardot. so easy to do, they make it possible. estay liner, think of it like a liner, draw graphic lines. from two-faced, a liner that's
simple to do, if you want color, green, purple, blue, make your eyes pop. >> i love that. very nice. i want to know what kate smells like. >> royalty. >> thank you very much. >> got it? >> i got it. let's head outside to al. >> that was a little awkward. okay. our crowd getting all psyched up for jason mraz for a full half hour. we've got a trivia question for fans, a grammy in 2010, which song did he win it for, a, i'm yours, b, make it mine, or c, the recommended. we'll have the answer coming up. don't go away. ♪ so twiddly-tee twiddly-dum ♪ look out baby 'cause here i come ♪ ♪ and i'm bringing you a love that's true ♪ ♪ so get ready
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mraz. before the break we had which song jason won 2010 vocal best male top performance for. was it i'm yours, make it mine, the remedy or don't give up? >> make it mine. >> make it mine is correct. yes. b, make it mine. he also won a second grammy that year for best pop collaboration for his song "lucky." concert coming up but first savannah. >> thank you. if you're like most parents you probably agonized over what to name your kids. some new moms and dads are getting help with that difficult decision from hollywood. now it appears parents are increasingly turning to their favorite stars for inspiration in the name game. a new survey from the online baby naming guide name berry shows a surge in toll names m--
top names, mila, bristol, even beyonce. less celebrities have become muses, too. >> sometimes it's a new name. say, for instance, ila fisher. no one had heard that name, isla, now it's way up on the popularity list. >> while some names still haven't caught on. >> my name is sue. how do you do? >> singer adele's success in the charts is catapulting her old-fashioned name back into style while moms across the country are taking inspiration not only from today's celebrities but those from a different era. >> my name is ingrid. she loves ingreedbe bingridberg.
>> good to see you. >> thank you. >> they are getting ideas from celebrities. >> we see it in the charts. the name appears after the celebrity appears, bristol, the names show up when the celebrity gets popular. >> you compare social security list in u.s. and popularity list from uk. i love uk, harry number one. >> prince harry? >> a little bit but really harry stiles from the band one direction. >> not harry potter. >> that helped, too. amelia, an "x factor" contestant, suddenly her name is number one. >> mila is on the list. lester loves that name. >> is that because you like the celebrity or the name. >> i like the name. do people do it because they like the name or the celebrity? >> i think it's a combination like the two. when you see a name like mila jumping up 200, 300 points in a year, it's the combination of both things. mila is a top name.
it's the same but different. >> you're looking how fast these rise on the list. they are not necessarily very common names but how fast they are arriving. >> exactly. looking at names really popping, showing up and zooming up the list. >> bristol. is that because of bristol palin. >> totally. bristol was not on the top 1,000 until 2009 right after the last election. now it's still jumping. you know, thanks to bristol palin. >> adrena, is that a take on audrey. >> again, kind of the same but different thing. audrey, which is also going up because of audrey hepburn. ava is another name from the old-fashioned celebrities but adrena partridge. >> adele for obvious reasons. i don't think we knew anybody named adele until she came on the scene. >> adele is an old lady name. adele the singer, now it's jumping up 200 points. >> i have a good friend named
adele who would hate that. >> making friends everywhere. >> from our station in denver. >> hi, adele. >> we love you. >> some celebrity baby names probably won't catch on. some are a little too goofy. >> one of names we see jumping up, meeker. the soccer star. >> how do you spell it. >> iker. >> it's the second biggest jumping name in the u.s. right now. >> i wonder if ivy will be jumping up. >> zappa. >> pamela, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jason mraz coming up after your local news.
hi, everyone 8:26 on this friday, august 31st. metro transit police are helping crack down on what they see as a rash of bike thefts. right now giving away bike locks at the grover station in bethesda. police have seen a spike in bike thefts in recent months. we have breaking news on the roads. let's go straight to danellea sealock right now. >> situation on 395 and make your way northbound at duke. all northbound lanes are blocked by the crash in this area. expect significant delays and i'll watch this for you all morning long. good news a crash outer loop of the beltway and that crash is gone and travel lanes are back open.
good morning. as we approach 8:30 on this friday morning, still lingering patchy fog in the rural areas and temperatures warming up now 70 to 75 around the metro areas and 60s farther west and north and as the day progresses, lots of sunshine as high pressure will be over the region and we'll heat into the mid-90s by
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hall. >> about to release their first new album, we mentioned a while ago, first new album in a decade. first they are stopping by for a labor day concert. if you're in the neighborhood, come on by. >> meanwhile, did you know the average wedding costs, guess? >> i just had a wedding. it costs a lot. >> how much was it? >> the groom. >> $30,000. >> he broke the bank but the average is $30,000. isn't that crazy? we're going to show you ways you can save and still have a beautiful day. i don't know how. but we're going to get to it. >> before you marry off the kids, you've got to pack them school lunches. maybe you're tired of packing peanut butter. maybe kids are tired of you packing peanut butter. we'll show you how to spruce things up with tasty and nutritious lunches. a check of the weather. >> the last long weekend of the unofficial weekend of the summer. beautiful in the northeast, although we are looking tomorrow
at heavy rain making its way into the upper mississippi river valley and gorgeous out west and record highs in the plains. sunday, sunday, heavy rain throughout the mid-atlantic into the ohio river valley and western half of the country looking fantastic. labor day, more rain moving into the southeast, the upper midwest and, again, the western half of the country sunny to warm and hot. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we are going to have a rapid warm up today. right now, beginning to climb into the 70s throughout much of the region under a clear sky and still lingering, patchy fog, some of the rural areas. later today, it will soar into the low and mid-90s by mid-afternoon as we begin to see lower humidity developing and rather humid now. lots of sun and then very humid over the weekend as the remnants of isaac approach us from the west and increasing clouds near 90 and could get tropical showers on sunday, monday, >> there's still a lot to do with isaac's remnants. check out weather channel, day
or not. weather.com online. nothing says labor day weekend like big willie scott. >> we all love a party. birthday parties are best, especially when you celebrate all the years of birthdays. >> kay hollinger, sykesville merrill maryland, 107 years old. loves to read and known for being one tough cookie. you don't mess with her. she'll take care of you. harry comer, from beautiful oak hill, west virginia. 100 years old. a proud world war ii veteran who loves being outdoors. one of these days they are going to let him in the house. how about that? take a look, if you will, wavel
a ashb, augh, encino, california, 102 years old. and reatha robinson from hamp stead, north carolina is 104 years old today. loves going to church and being with her family. can't beat that. take a look, if you will, at irving brown, deerfield beach, florida, 102 years old, loves the longevity. a drink of scotch at 4:00 p.m. not 3:59 or 2:00 but 4:00. doris margerun from carneys point, new jersey, 100 years old today. was a school teacher for many many years. she loves to bake. one fantastic baker. now back to some of the greatest bakers in the world. >> willard, thanks very much. coming up jason mraz entertains the crowd. first this is "today" on nbc.
glass and so i drew a new face and i laughed ♪ ♪ i guess what i be saying is there ain't no better reason to rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons it's what we aim to do our name is our virtue i won't hesitate ♪ ♪ no more no more i cannot wait ♪ ♪ i'm yours ♪ well open up your mind and see like me open up your plans and damn you're free ♪ ♪ look into your heart and you will find that the sky is yours so please don't don't please don't please don't there's no need to complicate. >> because our time is short this was, this was this is our faith ♪ ♪ i'm yours
good to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> the title of the album and tour is tour is a four-letter word. >> that was really just trying to be funy. i wanted an album with love across the front of it. i wanted to spread the message of love. you see the signs out there, our beautiful shapes from the album. that was the whole point. >> your songs are strong, powerful balance. where does this new album fall into that? >> it's right in the line of all the other albums i put together. i try to make albums that are easily accessible, can you hear what i'm saying. the whole point is to be upbet, optimistic and positive. >> where do ush songs come from. i describe you as comfortable. i listen to your music and watch you, everything about you is comfortable. where does it come from? >> discomfort. any times we as human beings fall into discomfort or unease, i use song writing to pull me out. when i stumble on a song that
helps me, that's when i choose to share it. >> a lot of fans know you're environmentally conscious. you also fly a lot all over the world. you have this tree planting initiative trying to offset travels. >> absolutely. we're able to do that locally in every city. we have local tree groups coming out to every show. in some cities we get off the bus and plant trees ourselves. >> every time you fly you plant a certain number of trees. >> absolutely. i've still got thousands to go. >> you owe the planet a lot of trees from your travels. >> i do. >> what are you going to play? >> you and i both. ♪ when i look into your eyes watch the night skies.
♪ that you are navigating i'll be here patiently waiting ♪ ♪ to see what you find because even the stars they burn some even fall to the earth we've got a lot to learn ♪ ♪ god knows we're worth it ♪ no i won't give up i don't want to be someone who walks away so easily i'm here to stay and make the difference that i can make ♪ ♪ our differences they do a lot
to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got a lot at stake ♪ ♪ and at end you're still my friend at least we did intend for us to work we didn't break we didn't burn we had to learn how to bend without the world ♪ ♪ cave in ♪ i had to learn what i got and what i'm not ♪ and who i am ♪ i won't give up on us ♪ even if the skies get rough i'm giving you all my love ♪ ♪ i'm still looking up i'm still looking up ♪ ♪ i won't give up no i'm not on us giving up god knows i'm tough.
xxxx\ breaking news at 8:56. right now a crash is causing big delays on 395 in virginia. danellea sealock is here with more on that. danellea? >> good morning, richard. that crash just this very moment cleared. so your northbound lanes at 395 have reopened at duke street but it was shut down for some time. let's talk delays. still seeing them, traveling i-95 you hit the brakes as you
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good morning around the region now, climbing into the 70s and we still have a patchy, dense fog some of the rural areas and that will quickly dissipate but lots of sun today will heat up quickly. near 90 by noon and storm team 4 seven-day outlook showing big changes on the way. mid-90s mid-afternoon and not too humid and then getting more humid over the weekend, increasing clouds saturday near 9d 0 and then cooler weather with a lot of clouds around and maybe passing showers on sunday, monday, labor day and perhaps early on wednesday, richard. >> tom, thanks. more news, weather and [ female announcer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday. and these are the ones you'll love on a school night. pillsbury crescent dogs with just a few ingredients you have an easy dinner... pillsbury crescent dogs... school night ideas made easy. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design?
bit. jason mraz who just gave us a beautiful concert is out on the hunt for the best sign. whoever wins will get three concert tickets. >> cool. >> it will be cool. i'm savannah guthrie alongside lester holt and al roker. coming up, the latest in entertainment news. some lindsay lohan news, some liz taylor news. there's a rumor kim kardashian might be going for wedding number three. i don't know. we'll find out about that. >> then health news. we'll talk about some of the more embarrassing questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor. >> i'm not. we'll get right to it. >> speaking of embarrassing the reality series that give us snooki, "the situation," polly d. get ready, it's no more. >> no. >> mtv canceling the jersey shore. we'll find out what's next for the group. coming up, great ideas to cut your budget but not make it
look cheap when you're having your wedding. >> let's go to tamron hall in for natalie at the news desk. good morning, tamron. >> hey there. thursday was supposed to be mitt romney's big night in the spotlight. this morning some were saying he was overshadowed by actor and filmmaker clint eastwood, the so-called mystery speaker at the gop convention left officials guessing until the very end. >> i'm reminded he starred in the good, the bad, and the ugly. i'm sure people will find parts of all three to talk about. >> by the time clint eastwood left the podium he had the republican party faithful on their feet. >> when somebody does not do their job, we've got to let them go. >> when this seemingly pro bailout ad at the super bowl, many doubted eastwood's conservative loyalties. but thursday night in tampa he left no doubt where he stood or who he was supposedly talking to in that empty chair to his left. >> so i've got mr. obama is thing here.
>> eastwood was sometimes tough. sometimes suggestive. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that to himself. you're getting as bad as biden. >> sometimes the grizzled icon and to overshadow the nominee himself. >> save a little for mitt. >> the 12-minute speech airing at the height of prime time coverage left tv commentats speechless. >> i don't -- well, clint eastwood is 80 years old. that's what's going on there. >> exceedingly strange. >> the romney campaign quickly put out a statement saying, in part, judging an icon like clint eastwood through a a political lens doesn't work, ad-libbing and political speeches enjoyed it. so did twitter in a slightly
different way. a twitter handle called@invisible obama popped up, arm chairs across the country posting their open take on the chair affair giving birth to the latest trend, eastwooding. it spread to the white house tweeting this seat is taken. >> invisible obama has 38,000 followers and counting on twitter. the death toll from hurricane and tropical storm isaac has now risen to at least four people. officials say it will be days before people evacuated from flooded areas can return home. in mississippi today officials are planning a controlled breach of the dam to relieve water pressure. what's left of isaac has been dumping heavy rain on arkansas, missouri and illinois. a former navy s.e.a.l. could face legal action from the pentagon for his forthcoming first person account of that raid that killed osama bin laden. lawyers for the pentagon have release add letter warning the author of "no easy day" he
signed a nondisclosure agreement to never give up classified information. it's set for release next week. harmly.com said people should pick their life partners based on what they do for a living. here is the catch. the most compatible dating couples were those with completely different careers. female teachers are most attracted to firemen. unemployed men were most attracted to high-energy female personal trainers. okay. the ne new panda developing norg a, over two pounds. if you're wondering why we're calling this cutie it, it's because they haven't named it yet. its gender is tba. back to al with something witty to say about it. >> a high ah factor.
say ah. >> isaac has not been very swee. still causing big problems and rainfall already for the last 24 hours, most areas picking up more than ten inches of rain and it's not done yet. now, making its way into springfield, missouri, on into st. louis and later on today, moving up into illinois. look at the rainfall amounts anywhere from five to seven inches of rain and we have more activity out in the atlantic and we're in the teeth of the hurricane season. we have tropical storm leslie, hurricane kirk. those two, fortunately, the way it looks right now will not affect land. leslie might cause some problems for bermuda later next week. that's what's going on around the country, here is what is happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 motierologist tom kierein. just past 9:00 things are heating up upper 70s near 80 near washington and a hot day. in fact, maybe the hottest day since early august all the way to mid-90s by mid-afternoon.
it won't last long. lots of sun with low humidity this afternoon and then getting humid tomorrow and into the weekend, sunday into monday and tuesday, too, as we get back to work and school and each day a chance >> ladies, fresh out of the atlantic, ladies and gentlemen, tropical storm leslie. >> great. >> our stage manager leslie. >> spin around like a tornado. >> hurricane. >> ho rna do. >> keep spinning. >> terrible. poor leslie, al, thank you. >> d.a."today" e-mix, correspon from e! news. a game you throw out a quote making headlines, i try to guess where it's coming from. >> short and sweet. it's a boy! was it giuliana rancic, tori spelling, reese witherspoon.
>> tori and giuliana both had babies. i'm going to guess giuliana, she had a boy. >> wrong. she did have a boy but the answer is actually tori spelling. >> but they both had boys. >> they both had boys within four weeks. tori had 6 pounds 20 ounces. she says she's done. this is her fourth kid. she loves being a mother. >> i love there's a baby boom. >> maybe their kids can play together. >> let's get to our second one. i know i'll get it wrong but spidey senses might help. >> i said, look, in a couple of years i'll be too old to play peter parker but it's spider-man. i'm perfect. one, charlie sheen, two, josh duhamell, three, jake gyllenhaal. charlie sheen has tiger blood. i'm going with jake gyllenhaal. >> it's charlie sheen. he did a podcast, back in the day he had offices at orion film
studios. he said, look, i need to play peter parker before i'm too old. they said no one is into comic books as movies. interesting enough his father starred in the last spider-man. charlie got 90 more episodes of anger management. he's doing all right. >> the next thing, what's hot in hollywood. lindsay lohan, i think it's interesting she's still considered hot, nonetheless -- because of the trouble she'd had and know about. she's now in this new film and the pictures are amazing. >> that's what we mean by hot. the pictures a amazing. liz and dick where hees playing elizabeth taylor. she actually looks like her. this is supposed to be her comeback role. she's channel elizabeth taylor. at least the physical transformation. lindsay is in trouble, barred from the hotel, allegedly owes them $46,000. >> how is that possible? you don't pay the bill when you leave? >> she says the producers of liz & dick are supposed to pay the bill. they said wait a minute. there's also rumors she messed
up a trailer that belonged to elizabeth taylor. >> it's not just a trailer, it was priceless, owned by elizabeth taylor. >> it had artifacts in there. the owner let it be used and said it came back with cigarette butts, but the agent is saying lindsay didn't do it. >> i hope this movie helps her out. something happy and cute. them babies. >> moroccoon and morrow. they have their website. them babies.com. >> i have a confession. i've gone onto their website. the cutest kids ever. >> so cute. >> they are smart. instead of paparazzi follow them, here, we'll show you our babies. >> kim kardashian has a new picture out on instagram. people are going crazy. >> she tweeted a picture of herself in a white wedding dress. we know kanye west has a single
called "white dress." people are going what's going on, starring in a music video, her divorce isn't final. bruce jenner says she's the happiest she's ever been. >> you did well. you did well. >> don't humor me. up next the answer to those embarrassing medical questions but first these messages. [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself. well, almost. the sweet reward, making a delicious choice that's also a smart choice. splenda no-calorie sweetener. with the original sugar-like taste you love and trust. splenda makes the moment yours. with the original sugar-like taste you love and trust. but why doesn't it last? [ male announcer ] even after a cleaning... plaque quickly starts to grow back. introducing crest pro-health clinical rinse.
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she's seen it all. >> i have. >> when you go to your doctor, you should ask everybody, you should ask these questions. she doesn't care. >> she's seen everything. please be open. >> let's get to the first question. it says i have eczema on my arms. it's extremely noticeable when i wear shirts. what can i do to make it go away. >> it's common. if you are the suffer remember, it can be embarrassing. let me talk about what eczema is. it's a chronic skin inflammation that causes scaly red patches. it commonly occurs on your arms but can occur anywhere on the body. it tends to flair so it can come and go. we're not clear what causes it. it's a genetic basis from a faulty immune system. there's no cure for it. so we do try to avoid things that can trigger it. >> can you treat it, soothe it. >> first, prevent it. prevent it, avoid things that trigger it like rough fabrics, heat, detergents.
if you're someone that wants to treat it and get rid of it. try a hydrocortisone cream for about a week. for many people that's enough. if it's not enough and you're itching, go to the doctor. they will probably recommend an antihistamine. >> the next question from viewers, i know it's hot outside. what would cause me to excessively sweat indoors. >> if you're sweating inside with air conditioning, clearly that's not normal. what's probably going on is hyperhidrosis. this affects 3% of the population. it's very common and very, very embarrassing. it's caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system. that's a mouthful. basically if you think of the sweat glands like a little turkey baster, the muscles squeeze and sweat comes out. the way you treat it initially,
try conservative measure, breathable fabrics like cotton, avoid synthetic, a clinical strength antiperspirant, over the counter. if those do not work, see your doctor. there's many options available such as medication and prescription antiperspirant. >> last question people want to know about. is it dangerous to get a bikini wax. >> that's a good one. dangerous, no, but there are potential complications. one when the wax pulls the skin, you can get tears on the skin. that compromises integrity of it so bacteria can get in there and inflamed and in effect hair follicles. another thing, ingrown hairs. if it doesn't pull out by the root, you can get stubble, invert and cause an ingrown hair. also burns. that wax is very hot. we do have recommendations from viewers from women's health for when you're choosing a facility. you want to make sure it's
clean. you want to make sure the esthetician is licensed and trained in brazilians. don't let them double dip. >> what does that mean? >> that is when the spatula they use, it should be discarded after every swipe. >> watch them like a hawk. >> please do. >> thank you very much. i think we have two more but we'll have to come back for more. >> certainly. >> coming up, the party is over for the jersey shore? coming up after this. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter too? what? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked.
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nbc's katie tur in seaside heights. c katy, i've been seaside just to see the set. >> i don't know if you should admit that. it was the highest rated show ever. but after declining ratings, millions demanded by the cast, the unexpected pregnancy of the star, they are officially calling it quits on the jersey shore. >> gto. >> gym, tan, so long. >> everything put together, feel great, look great, awesome night. >> reporter: after six seasons the cast of one of the most lucrative if not the most polarizing shows on television, "jersey shore" will close up the jacuzzi for good.
it was way back in 2009 when eight kids, self-described guidos and guidettes first fist pumped their way into america's heart. >> i was born and raised a guido. >> "jersey shore" will go down as one of mtv's most famous, iconic shows. >> this is "the situation" right here. >> it hit a moment in pop culture where we discovered stars, reality stars. this felt much more documentary style. this felt much more real. i think that's also why people responded to it. it felt like you were really there with them and wasn't just some kind of big production. >> snooki, j. wow, "the situation" and the gang landed in the headlines, too well documented, the off and on again romance. >> are you serious? >> yes. >> to snooki's drunken run-ins with the law and even an unfortunate run-in with someone sick.
now three years later, snooki just had a baby, an unlikely development to what at times felt like a train wreck waiting to happen. fast forward to this week, the cast learned this was their last summer together on the "jersey shore." >> tell you what, everybody tiered up. production teared up, we couldn't believe it. i can't picture not going back to seaside. i feel like it's home. >> reporter: the final episodes start airing in october, a welcome relief to one jersey boy who can finally wake up from his shore night mare. >> take snooki and "the situation" and you can have them back. i'll do something else. >> reporter: watch what you wish for, governor. cast member responded to the news by tweeting, all right, so i guess i'll run for president now. vinny 2012. now while the shore and governor may be done with them, j. wow and snooki just got their
spinoff, reality show picked up for another season. back to you. >> thank you. we're devastated katy. >> yeah, we are. coming up from the gowns to the flowers, frugal wedding ideas even snooki would love. >> fun things for your kids' lunch box. >> after your local news. could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste is recommended by me! ♪ activia and one wedding, 2 kids, 43 bottles of olay total effects and many birthdays later, still looks amazing. thanks to the trusted performance of olay. ooh gas, take an antacid.
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♪ >> that's the band matchbox 20 formed in orlando backn the '90s burning up the charts. the boys are reuniting with an album next week. they will hit our concert stage monday morning, labor day, right here on "today." that will be great. >> meanwhile coming up in this half hour, getting creative with your kids' lunch box inside out, themed meal ideas, cool new lunch bags, taking it beyond peanut butter and jellry. >> the new lunch box.
>> with your cartoon scooby doo on it. >> did your mom write you a note on a napkin? my mom did. >> we had brown paper bags. >> lester, do you want to talk about it, sweetie. >> and there was a bottle inside. >> that was last week. >> i'm going to save you both. if you're planning a wedding, lester, you just planned and participated in a wedding. >> just got married. >> worried about your bottom line, we'll show you how to save big bucks on everything from the cake to the invite. >> where were you a month ago. now we do the segment. >> first lester, who had a sad child is here, jenna wolfe, a preview of what's coming up on weekend "today." >> coming up this weekend, the cleanup efforts on the gulf coast, the aftermath of isaac finally moving away. we'll look ahead to the democratic national convention and what the president's party wants to parish now that republicans had their time in
the spotlight. >> big sales from jackets to juniors, the best labor day bargains. we talked about this last week and it didn't quite make air. this week if you wonred what it was tab real mermaid, i'm sure you were wondering, i dove right in to find out. not as easy as it looks. i'll have those and other stories when we see you this weekend on "today." >> you make it look easy. >> it's kind of mesmerizing. >> we'll talk about next week. >> coming in december. >> part seven. >> are you catch and release? >> al spends six days a week waiting for the perfect opportunity for the perfect line. >> how did i know you were going to rerun the story. >> how about a check of the weather. ut a check of the weather. >> labor day weekend, first of all, for tomorrow, a gorgeous day in the northeast. sunny to mild weather. we're going to look at more wet weather, unfortunately, in the
mid-mississippi river valley and western third of the country looking pretty good with highs possible. sunday, sunday, more rain in the upper mississippi river valley and sunny and hot out west with warm conditions in the plains and on labor day, more wet weather from the great lakes down to the southeast and mild in new england and a western two-thirds of the country looking pretty darn good. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a gorgeous final day of august under way. going to get uncomfortably hot this afternoon. right now in the region in the 70s. humidity is dropping after a rather steamy start and afternoon with low humidity and highs reaching the mid-90s with lots of sun and then tomorrow a steamy day up around 90 and we might get tropical showers on sunday and again on monday. remnants of isaac coming through our region and as we get into tuesday, back to now here is your weather. >> up next, sassy weddings,
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♪ activia this morning on today's money, frugal wedding trends. brides and grooms spend an average of $27,000 on their wedding. now couples are looking for creative ways to save some cash on their big day. here with great ideas, today's financial editor jean chatzky and annika, site director for wedding.com. good morning to both of you. thank you for joining. jean, off the top, should you have a budget in mind? >> absolutely. then when you fill the different categories, the dress to the flowers, if you spend over on one, you can cut back on
another. >> let's launch into ideas. the first thing a bride picks out is the wedding dress. >> get engaged. >> then the dress. >> you know what, if you splurge, splurge on the dress, you're probably going to go for a dress over here like this one. that one, $3700. the one next to it is $999. really the difference when you're looking to save is about the fabric and embellishment. >> let me get this straight, the dress on the very end is $3700 and the one exactly next to it. >> $999, just under $1,000. the construction, the first 23 hours of labor, frab rick, crystals, the one next to it not crystals. >> the $3300 dress for $950. that's another way people are going outside the box, saving some money because they are getting a preowned dress. >> i remember when people used
to rush to the basement. moving on from the dress, flowers can cost a small fortune. >> the average bridesmaid just on their flowers alone. >> these look similar but different in cost. the first is $350. the second is $125. the difference is in the flowers, the type of flowers. if you can be flexible, you're not stuck on peonies. >> or costco, for the entire bridal party, including a bouquet, you don't have to do it yourself, $350. >> bigger flowers, you need fewer of them to make the bouquet so you can save money there, too. >> hiydrangeas.
>> invitations. >> she customizes these, for 100, $2500. that's a big splurge. on the other end, minted.com, a website, go there. here it's less than half, it's 60% of the cost. >> again, save even more and do paperless, do it on the internet, send a beautiful evite. a lot of people think that is so not done, but if you are a dress person or a flower person and you've got to save somewhere. >> pick and choose. >> grandma and grandpa, no, e-mail. >> looking to save, brufl bake shop, these two here different in cost. the reason is because you have sugar flowers that someone had to hand make, fond ant, if you want to save, butter cream, same size, same look. >> get it from the supermarket. this is a acme, big trend in
supermarket wedding cakes. this is $300, red velvet wedding case. hopefully we'll taste it. >> does it taste good? >> taste it. >> i don't want to say if it tastes bad. >> these are great creative tips and you don't feel like you're compromising. >> it really depends. if you have a bakery that's great, a set number of flavors. you're compromising there. you're right. if you're looking to save. >> thank you so much. makes me want to get married. >> up next, think outside the box when it comes to school lunches. ♪
new pencils, new books... new backpack...looks good. just trying to look our best. gonna take more than looks. from what i hear, ms. haskins is a toughy. oh we had a good breakfast, so we're ready. gonna be another great year, huh guys?! you bet your 8 layers! yeah! long distance high 5. whoa! oh, careful. hey, watch it. [ female announcer ] packed with fiber and nearly a day's worth of whole grains, kellogg's frosted mini-wheats cereal helps keep your kids full and focused all morning long. now available in touch of fruit raspberry. keeps 'em full. keeps 'em focused. >> announcer: "today's" classroom brought to you by kellogg's frosted mini wheat cereal. >> today's classroom, lunch box inside and out. great fun meal ideas. good to see you. >> lovely to be here. >> it's that time of year,
trying to figure out how do you make this interesting and keep it economical and keep kids engaged with eating good nutrition. >> nutritious and delicious foods is what we have and fabulous and fun lunch boxes for sure. really food to fuel them throughout the day. our first thing for food, this is people who dread going back to school. these are sandwiches on a stick from the cooking school. they have a great recipe there. this is the brand-new thing in terms of instead of the granola bar, how about this, in the flavor. chia. >> 1,000 mel grams of the good things. cashews made to look like a bear claw. this is something to cook with your kids. these adorable containers from target. $9.99.
>> we have a note from lester. >> we want lester to know he's totally loved. >> all right. next wheels on the bus? >> yes. all these are round. pinwheel sandwiches, from the cooking class program. this is my pasta. heavy. pesto sauce and broccoli. banana, all these are online, sealed lids, personalize lunch boxes, insulated carrier separately to carry it around. this water bottle. once the water is consumed it folds up and is light to carry home for under $12. >> i like the next one, under the sea. >> i love this from kiwi cratecrate.com. min issue fish sandwiches, cut out the pitas and stuff with
tuna, carrot sticks and peanut butter. entice kids reluctant to eat. high in protein, low in fat, tuna. apple slices, to keep it from blo browning, core the apple, put it together. these fun things cut them out, put it on, walking around with these. >> i love it. our next thing. >> breakfast for lunch. make extra waffles. waffles, dhees, ham sandwiches from my recipes.com. >> one of my favorite dinners would be when my mom made pancakes for dinner. who knew they were trying to stretch the budget. >> there's a very economical there as well. i love greek yogurt.
trader joe's has cinnamon apple snack sticks, crunchy and sweet. my favorite find, vitamin sticks, vitamin powders like pixie sticks but sugar free and no sugar substitutes. my kids love this. they ask me for more than one a day. all the elements are from branchhome.com. >> last but not least. >> peanut-free, soup for lunch, sweet potato apple number. gluten-free bread, add cheese, lucy's allergen cookies, gluten free, vegan, not free on flavor. award winning flavor. cozies that act like sandwich bags but open them up, then you have an allergen-free plate a child can eat like a place mat. last new not least, lunch bags.
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>> announcer: toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> we have such a great concert this morning. we had jason mraz. he had a great special guest christina perri. >> she has a beautiful voice. >> she has a hit from her own debut album, "love strong." >> here she is, christina perri, with "jar of heart."
♪ i can't take one more step towards you call all that's waiting is regret don't you know i'm not your ghost anymore you lost the love i loved the most ♪ ♪ i learned to live half alive and now you want me one more time ♪ and who do you think you are? runnin' around leaving scars collecting your jar of hearts and tearing love apart you're gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul so don't come back for me
who do you think you are? ♪ ♪ i hear you're asking all around if i am anywhere to be found but i have grown too strong to ever fall back in your arms ♪ ♪ and i've learned to live half alive and now you want me one more time who do you think you are? runnin' around leaving scars collecting your jar of hearts and tearing love apart ♪ ♪ you're gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul
so don't come back for me who do you think you are? dear it took so long just to feel all right remember how to put back the light in my eyes i wish i had missed the first time that we kissed because you broke all your promises and now you're back you don't get to get me back ♪ ♪ who do you think you are? runnin' around leaving scars collecting your jar of hearts and tearing love apart
breaking news at 9:57 and a water main break is causing big delays in arlington. let's go to danellea sealock with more on that. >> here's the problem, if you're traveling 12th street at south clark street. all lanes blocked by the water main break in that area. please, avoid the area. let's head over to the beltway. still seeing issues on the inner loop. left lane is blocked at georgia avenue and delays still happening as your make your way
past connecticut avenue. again, that left lane is blocked and stick to the right. let's head over to tom with a check of our forecast. >> good morning, the heat is on. already around 80 degrees and we have the humidity dropping after we started off humid this morning and later today into the mid-9 os and cooler for the weekend with increasing humidity tomorrow and increasing clouds and high near 90 and then a chance of some pass aing tropical showers on sunday, labor day and again on tuesday as we get back to work and school. highs in the low to mid-90s each day and then it looks like we'll day and then it looks like we'll dry o
>> oh, my gosh! >> wow! and thank you! >> now that -- >> all righty then. hi, everybody! >> hi, you guys! welcome! okay. you guys, that incredible show that was just put on is called junkanu. i'm hyperventilating. >> you haven't lived until you got lost in a junkanu. >> by the way, you guys, we don't want to brag because it's not nice to brag. >> it's rude. >> it's rude. >> and unkind and not thoughtful. >> we do know in new york today it's 31 degrees. >> yeah.
so sad. >> we heard it was snowing a little bit in new york. >> it's gorgeous, about 81 degrees here. we are at the atlantis resort on paradise island in nassau, bahamas. we've been having the time of our lives. >> picture this. you can be in new york in 31 degree weather. 2 1/2 hours later you land in the bahamas with the palm trees d the sand. it's such a quick flight. i think people think of the bahamas as nassau and a couple of other islands. >> right. but there are 700 of them. >> hello. >> what i didn't realize is there are 50 international airports with their own customs and everything else. people are flying in from all over the world. guess how they are getting there. >> brace yourself. >> there has been a merger of two major airlines. it's on the cover of "bloomberg" magazine. this is how they are getting here.
♪ let's get it on >> that's right. that's what we call the friendly skies. >> all right, you guys. we had so much fun since we arrived here at the atlantis. i mean so much fun. there are a lot of water activities. you guys are from here. >> and water scares you, really. philosophically you don't like water. >> i don't like it because i've got hair issues. you know. any way, we decided to risk beauty and we snapped on these beautiful caps. >> yes. they told us they were beautiful. >> yeah. you know how you don't realize how hideously ugly you look until you look at the picture? look at that. >> we went down the mayan temple. we had a big competition to see who won. it wasn't even close. >> by the way, that's a lot of fun. >> look at my hips. that's frightening.
look at that. >> i don't know who won. >> being i do. i think it's obvious. >> who won? >> it's not even close. >> you did it was a blowout. here is the other thing we had fun with. we have kissed a lot of people in our lives. >> well, you have. you had a much more illustrious kissing career than i have, hoda. >> you know what happened yesterday? ♪ we kissed a girl and we liked it ♪ >> her name was sasha. >> she was so cute. >> she's beautiful. >> i used to bring our kids down here all the time when they were little to the bahamas. they have been swimming with the dolphins a lot. we had never done it. neither of us had done it before. neither of us either. boy, was that special. you'll see a little of that. >> we sam with them, too. when you see other people do it it looks like fun but looks scary. >> they are so strong, so powerful. >> they are like rocket ships.
they push their nose on the heel of your foot. that's called bad hair. it was such fun. it's one of those things you don't forget. how about the atlantis being so great to us? >> well, you guys, when we got here, the first night we went straight to work shooting some of the stuff you're going to see. that night they were very sneaky. they came to our hotel suites and they are just gorgeous. they said we are going to be cleaning some windows. we'll close the drapes for you. inside i'm thinking i want to look out. they go, no, no, no. i was about to take a bath. you're right, if anybody sees me naked, they're dead. i let them close the things. next thing you go out on one of these gorgeous terraces and we looked down and look what we saw. >> in candles, they spent three hours putting this together. it's hard to see. >> 300 candles and six hours is what i heard. >> it says the cove loves kathie
lee and hoda. when you open your blinds and see something like that, we are feeling the love big time. we also, you guys, we've been tasting your drinks. >> because we don't want to be rude. >> we like to be kind. they have been crazy delicious -- what, drinking again? >> you know what, lady? security. actually, we were at the tiki bikini hut yesterday shooting. we had a bahama mama, all right? we're thirsty, we're working. it's at least noon by then. we'll get them. i hear a lady from albany, new york, say loudly, wow, look at them slurp those things down! >> that's right, exactly. >> she was right. you know how much i love you, i'm going to get those for you. maybe not. >> here's the thing. what did you do? >> i don't know.
there's something there. keep talking. don't worry about me, hoda, i'm your slave. here you go. >> stop! we've got to show the crowd. we can't think you enough. we had a bunch of tickets to come watch the show. if you could show our crowd, if you wouldn't mind. we have more than 300 people who came at the crack of dawn. the tickets went in 14 minutes. now they tell me it's up to 400. we are going to ring our cow bells. >> and we have rake and rake. these three lovely people have flown in from a different island. can you play a little music for us? >> these guys are called rakin scrape. go ahead. ♪
>> that's the way you feel in the bahamas. >> you really feel like you're in a great mood. these guys are terrific. we actually got on board yesterday a booze cruise. have you been on the booze cruise here? you have. >> it's called the "bahamian queen i." we are contractually obligated to go on the booze cruise. there are loving couples, a lot of people on their honeymoon. there was one particular lady that was alone. she was from oklahoma. we were a little concerned about her. >> she had on a balloon hat. >> over her straw hat. >> she was smashed. she was gonzo. i got to tell you -- there she is. we want to show her because she was fun. she was dancing and letting it go. it just shows you, you know what? when you want to have fun, there is a place to have fun and this is the spot.
>> we just hope she made it back to her cruise ship okay. >> we do. i get to pick a song every thursday. >> even in the bahamas? >> this is just a little -- this is an island song. it puts me in a good mood instantly when i start hearing the words. it's laid back and by a good friend in my heart jimmy buffet. >> i'm going to love it. >> crank it. ♪ >> margaritaville? >> you got it. ♪ living on sun shake ♪ watching the sun bake ♪ all of us tourists covered with oil ♪ ♪ drumming my six string ♪ on my front porch swing
♪ smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil ♪ wasting away in margaritaville ♪ ♪ searching for my lost shaker of salt ♪ ♪ some people claim that there's a woman to blame ♪ ♪ but i know it's nobody's fault ♪ >> all right, guys. >> good one, hoda. >> we've got a great show coming up, you guys. we are going to get wet coming up. oh, oh -- we have to do those. we have to. >> we are going to grow a conch later in the show. >> what are you talking about? >> this is the aphrodisiac part
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♪ everywhere you look here, it is water, water, water. we are surrounded by the ocean. couldn't be more beautiful. >> we decided to get our feet wet. we did this piece and it involved, as you may imagine, a booze cruise. >> i'm looking forward to today. >> you like to fish. >> we are going not just fishing, we are going deep sea fishing. >> if we catch a fish, it will be a grouper because that is the big fish down here or maybe a barracuda. >> thank you. hardest part's over. hoda, get in. >> this is the part we don't like. >> la-la-la-la -- ew! >> i don't like this. >> no, no, no. >> you're going to do the other one. we're not touching that. >> ready? >> a grouper. come on, baby. come to mama.
i don't like to wait for anything. ♪ tired of waiting for you >> woo! >> work to do. get it. come to me. come to mama! what did you get? >> mine's bigger, i can feel it. ew! >> we had a little help because we got bored waiting. >> so, mike, what did you do? >> pulled one out of the cooler. >> hoda woman, you ready for an adventure? >> does it involve getting my hair wet? >> yes, but it's going to be worth it. there is a cute guy involved and slick creatures known as dolphins we are going to be
swimming with. let's swim with the dolphins. >> hi, roger. >> oh, my gosh! ♪ i wouldn't have it any other way ♪ >> he's pushing your foot, your foot. i didn't even know that. ♪ i like it like that >> you know what? we've been needing to dance. we haven't danced yet since we've been in the bahamas. it's almost time. >> this is called a booze cruise. i'm up for it if you are, hoda. >> i'm ready. >> let's do it. ♪
>> so this is called a mayan temple. you've got to go up a whole bunch of steps. at the top there is a challengers slide. two slides side by side. it's a contest who gets down there. >> that's what i smell. competition. >> isn't it true the person who weighs the most goes the fastest? >> that's rude. >> protect the lid at all costs. >> never have we felt lovely. >> the water is warm. >> i think hoda is going to win. not on style points, of course. i've got a lock on that. >> she has no chance to win in this competition. zero. i'm like a bullet. i'm like a bullet going down. >> i will get extra style points for this. and i will do that all the way down. >> let's go. >> okay. i'm ready. ♪
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instrument and we use it for communicating in the early days. you could sound the shell for different alarms, if you want people to get out of bed or time to go to church or maybe the arrival of a bride and groom. >> different sounds made for different occasions or the same old conch shell sound. >> it's the same sound. we can make it do different sounds. what i'm going to do is put this mod tied version of the conch shell down. these are the original right out of the water. >> right. this has been done for centuries. >> show us what one sounds like. ready? ♪ >> you blow it like you blow a trumpet. your lips are pursed like that. how come this has a mouthpiece? >> i perform a jonkanu. it goes from 2:00 in the morning until 10:00, 12:00 the next day.
>> party animal. >> yes. the conch is a stone. in order to save your lips, i modified this and put a mouthpiece. i'm actually a trombone player. >> so it came naturally to you. >> chris, will you show us how to do it? you can put your lips on that one. >> just use your lips like that. >> you hold it like that? >> no. you're too loose. >> i've been told that. into the mouthpiece. >> let us do it. you go. >> wow! >> i lost my lips. >> there you go. >> this is fun. do it. ♪
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welcome back to this very special edition of "today" at the gorgeous atlantis on paradise island in nassau. in honor of our dear friend bobbie thomas, we just want to say what a lovely pair of coconuts. >> hi, ladies. >> bobbie thomas, of course. we did this instead of a drink, that's how much we love you. >> bobbie is our style editor, as you guys no. >> let's face it after your 20s, that is a function you have to pack what you're going to wear all day. we claim to cover up more. >> what you have on is very cute. i love all the lace.
>> i love these crocheted pants. they are one of those things you see on the hanger and think i couldn't wear. this is the perfect place to wear them. >> really cute. >> let's talk about cover-ups. >> rachel alba solina helped me find the most beautiful bahama mamas. we have michelle, lisa and lisa's mother angela all wearing cover-ups. >> those are so pretty. >> these are from eco design. they start around $40. the most expensive is $140, but really affordable and everybody's personality. >> they have to be washable. >> washable, light weight. michelle has the matching bag, if you want to buy accessories. >> and they fit everybody's coconuts so beautifully. one size fits all. >> i think lisa's could be a dress at night. >> really prty. you guys look great.
>> thank you. >> that's what's fun with cover-ups. consider them your gown on the beach like a red carpet. >> there is something glamorous to them. >> i like this next group. sometimes when you're lounging around you want to grab a pair of sweats. >> you're on vacation. you want to feel good and look good. i love the high/low skirt on andrea. it comes from extra small to triple xl. pair it with a knit top. an open knit is comfortable. and we have christy who is gorgeous. she's got a cover-up on from venus that's only $39 and $35 for white linen pants. >> i love that turquoise and white. >> all of them can go from the beach lunch and shopping. >> thank you, ladies. >> next, you want to have one outfit that will take you from the morning to night so you don't have to pack multiple
things. >> donna and alicia are examples of day and night dresses. you can go loose during the day. she's got a belt that can come with the dress. her belt, if you belt the silhouette it looks more polished for evening. and alicea is the secret peek-a-boo cover-up during the day. at night you let it hang like a dress. with the jewelry, you're ready to go for drinks. very affordable, $70 for this dress approximately and this is rabina which is about $70. you've got double duty. all the prices are on our website klg&hoda.com. >> thank you, everybody. beautiful ladies. >> bobbie, nice job. we'll see you tomorrow, too. >> bobbie will be here. see you later for a little drink by the pool. >> of course we will. >> next we are going to seal the
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>> this interesting creature i met years ago when you showed my son cody at the atlantis the stingray experience. he's become the curator. >> it's great looking in your little tank. this star fish, by the way, was over here and made its way here. tell us about the star fish. >> it has two feet. that's why it can walk along the bottom. >> are you kidding? >> you see all those things sticking out? that's two feet. it's like little suction cups on the end. >> they don't have a brain, right? >> don't have a brain. >> why do they exist? >> why do we exist? >> i dated a few guys with no brains and wondered the same thing. i wonder what god had in mind when he made a star fish? >> they clean up the ocean. they clean up the bottom of the ocean to keep everything in balance. >> can they eat something outside their bodies? >> they do. some push their stomach out of the bodies and digest their food externally. >> talk to us.
this is the cucumber. tell us about this. >> he's ugly. i hope he can't hear me. >> you can be gentle. >> i don't know. what do you think? >> it's actually related to the star fish. it's in the same group of animals. >> feels like peat moss. >> they actually can expel their intestines out of their posterior part. >> they need to see a doctor about that. that helps them get away from predators. >> the sea urchin. >> that is a delicacy in japan, but here it is not food stuff. >> no. we don't eat the urchin. >> take us to the little mini shark. >> as adults they can get up to 8 to 10 feet. the record is 14 feet long. from that you can get up to a 14 foot shark. >> dangerously close to the posterior of the cucumber. you know what could happen to him?
>> thank you, sweetie. >> we are going to shift gears. we have a sea lion in the house. with him is russell morgan. hi, russell. >> hello, ladies. how are you? >> hi, how are you? >> hello. >> a sea lion and a seal. completely different? >> right. not completely different. they are very closely related. five major differences between the two. easiest way to tell the difference is the ears. you see the ears on the side of her head? >> i thought it was a skin snag. >> i have those, too. >> she doesn't have that problem. not yet. >> more fish. >> yes, she does. there are four other differences. the way she walks. she walks on land very easily. a seal can't do that. they move like this. >> that's crazy. >> he is showing off that he's better an seal. she. >> she doesn't like to show off like that. >> what other tricks does she do? >> she can dance.
>> can she? >> do you need music? >> you've got some music? >> crank up the music, please. ♪ >> yeah! very cool. ♪ >> how do you like that? >> that's talent. >> oh, my gosh! how long can she be out of water before she needs to get back in? >> actually these animal need the water for two different things. one the food they eat, obviously with the big fish. but also body temperature regulation. on days like today when it's not too hot. >> it's 81. >> that's not too hot for her. she could stay out of the water for weeks on end. >> she could take a booze cruise. >> she could. >> say no. >> russell, thank you, sweetie.
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♪ we are having an absolute ball here at atlantis, but the bahamas are so much more. they are 700 islands more. >> guess who want on a little plane the next couple of case and managed to island hop around. >> our little sister sara? >> our little sister sara. take a look. >> i begin my exploration of the bahamas in andros, a little piece of tranquility. >> welcome to andros.
>> my first stop, looking to make batik, the national fabric of the bahamas. >> i made a special design for you. put it in the wax. >> one, two, three, take it off. oh, that one's good. >> a few more wax stamps and the fabric is ready to be dyed. it looks pretty. >> andros is dotted with blue holes, vertical underwater caves, like this one called captain bill's. what an adrenalin rush. next on my itinerary, touring the abacos, an island chain that is a paradise for boaters. there i made a visit to the historic elbow reef lighthouse which served as a beacon for sailors since 1864. this is the best view. like maybe ever. >> see that piece of breaking water right there? that's the reefs that this
lighthouse is to protect people from running up on. there are no other lighthouses that are kerosene lit and hand wound in the world. >> it's like a lantern. a mean a big-daddy lantern. from there i sailed over to green turtle key. i guess i've got hair and make-up issues. inside miss emily's blue bee bar, they showed me how to shake up their famous cocktail the goombay smash. >> what's in it? >> no, no, no. it's a secret. >> coconut rum, pineapple juice and a few misery ingredients later. >> shake well. you take it and you move your body. you just move it. >> whoa! >> how is this for my own little
piece of paradise? i landed in the middle of the bahamas in the exumas which consist of 365 islands. most of them are uninhabited. in great exumas, visitors can take in a gorgeous round of golf at the sandals emerald bay golf club. >> that was a four on the hole. i think you parred it. >> my next adventure at big major key you have to see to believe, a swimming pig. oh, my gosh. look at his little tail. >> no one is sure how it started. i think locals put him here because they could subsist. >> okey-dokey. >> we got a special glimpse at the newest members of the beach club. that was so cool. those pigs were so cool. whoa!
my trip would not be complete without hitting the beach party at chat n chill. >> boaters and wanderers from all over the world show up and enjoy. >> a signpost created by customers from around the globe. i feel like there is something missing. >> really? >> i do. >> a "today" sign. wonderful. >> it has been so much fun island hopping, but really exhausting. just another day at the office. >> we are modeling the batik fabric. >> we want the pigs to be here. >> we were two swimming pigs with the dolphins. >> which is bad. next we are going to play beach volleyball with some olympic hopefuls. >> yes. >> first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
our time here in the bahamas wouldn't be complete without hitting the beach. >> we are very excited. the gentlemen playing volleyball behind us are members of the bahamas men's national beach volleyball team and they have high hopes of going to the olympics. for the first time ever, it would make history. >> would definitely be a big accomplishment for the bahamas and these guys behind us. >> you've got nicaragua in your way next week? >> yes. next week we go to nicaragua. we have to get through that round to qualify. >> who is your biggest competition in the caribbean? >> besides us? >> yes. right now it's trinidad. we play trinidad in the first and second round. we won the first round in trinidad. unfortunately, we lost to them. we came second in cayman.
>> you learn through weaknesses by playing them first. you know where their weak spots are. >> exactly. >> you're going some show us -- it's not an easy sport to learn. it's tough and difficult. >> unlike indoors, you have a lot of skills to execute in order to be competitive. >> it's harder because in the sand you can't bounce in the sand. >> we can bounce anywhere, know what i'm saying. >> given the right motivation i bounced once or twice. >> we are going to go thr three-on-three and that's how it's going to work? >> hi, guys, we're ready. >> hi, how are you? hi, sweetie. we're ready. where should i stand, here? tell me where to stand. >> have you ever played volleyball? i want to be opposite klg. i'm opposite you. >> are we ready? >> let's do it. >> get it! get it! get it over!
>> come on, kathie. >> good shot. >> sorry. i thought it was yours. i should have gone for that. >> we got it. >> that won't happen again. >> right here. i dare you. >> so sad. >> another chance. >> does that count? >> not really. >> no. >> ready? come on. >> nice touch. >> that was for you. >> good, hoda! >> come on, hoda. i got it. >> oh! >> good try. >> thanks, guys! >> we're sucking wind.
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